This book, published just a couple of months before the death of Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Scheider earlier this year, is a timely retrospective of the band that changed the shape of popular (and not so popular) music forever.
Readers of this blog will no doubt include many die-hard Kraftwerk fans, so this general introduction probably won’t feature much information that is not already known. However, there is still something of interest to be found in this book. Aside from the usual biographies and discographies, Uwe Shütte considers the aesthetic and philosophical aspects that shaped the Kraftwerk sound and ethos.
Those who tuned into our last show on Mutant Radio, will have seen and heard the incredible Ali Wade AV mix, showcasing tracks from the Frequency Domain catalogue. You can listen back to the archive here:
Shasta Cults – Sine Waves With Subtle Phase (fd010)
Southfacing – Make Way for the Young (fd002)
Forest Drive West – Scafell Pike (fd006)
Linnley – Simmer (fd006)
Apologist – No Closer Than The Moon (forthcoming fdlp001)
Datassette – Overtone Crystal (fd010)
Southfacing – Opt Out (fd006)
Ali Wade – My Mind Laid Out Before Me (fd012)
Southfacing – The Marking Song (fd013)
Luke Sanger – Mackerel Sky (fd008)
Polypores – A Horizon Rendered In Blue (forthcoming fd014)
Ali Wade – 187J3X1 (fd012)
Patrick R. Pärk – Splendor of Light (fd011)
Jo Johnson – Careless (fd010)
Matt Whitehead – The Great Attractor (fd005)
Matt Whitehead – Pris’s Dream (fd005)
Luke Sanger – Weathered Gansey (fd008)
Apologist – Still Unknown (forthcoming fdlp001)
Constantine ft. Christos Sakellaridis – Between Worlds (fd010)
Golden Ratio Frequencies is a label you will have heard played on our monthly radio show. A label that operates in the meditative end of the audio spectrum. We’re lucky to share this exclusive premiere of a track from the excellent new LP by Salvaticus Selvatico. Sit back and let ‘Peaks’ occupy the space between your headphones.
Pre-order ‘The Science of Breathing’ from bandcamp here
Excited to share this exclusive premiere of ‘It Makes My Mind Unravel’, from Gemini Revolutions new album Supernova Remnant. Out this week via 8D Industries.
Not one, but two strong releases coming soon from one of UK’s most promising new cassette label of recent times. Miracle Pond caught our ear with their fantastic Polypores album a few months back and have been releasing with consistency since. One of the few labels that really put the effort in with the artwork to perfectly match the sound.
Deftly produced deep and acidic melodic jams from Jonathan Krisp. 5 tracks that work for the head and feet. This will appease fans of the Border Community sound, interlocking arpeggiations and finely tuned, sparkling synth-lines are the order of the day.
What is the connection between Drill music and ancient greek philosophy? This short video explores themes from the lyrics of Drill songs using concepts from Plato’s Republic. It is produced by Roadworks a UK music education charity. An interesting use of a classical analogy linked to modern situations.
PJS, the collaborative name for Patrick Dique and Jordan Christoff, have put out a few cassettes over the last 2 years, on a range of labels we have featured on our radio show, such as Leaving Records, Salmon Universe and Constellation Tatsu.
Heavy bass weight bizniz from the UK don papa of electro, the mighty DEXORCIST. A welcome sight to see that name appear on wax again, this time with a ruff and ravey 4-tracker.
As you’d expect, things start hard and continue in the same vein, sturdy. However the surprise track of the bunch Jah’s Coming, echoes of early Sheffield bleep n bass, with an upfront bassline you can feel as well as hear.